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Island of the Dogs Multistrada Adventure Photo Gallery

See photos from our trip to the Canary Islands with the 2010 Multistrada 1200S.

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Situated on the southern coast, our lodgings were at the Gran Meliá Volcán Lanzarote Resort which had great views of the surrounding landscape.
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The Ducati Multistrada 1200S
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The Canaries continue to be a popular tourist destination for Europeans due to its sunny, temperate climate with average high temperatures ranging from the mid-60s during the winter months and 80s during summer.
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The local cuisine was heavily influenced by Spain and much of it consisted of seafood.
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The crystal blue waters and black sand beaches of Lanzarote were host to our adventure with Ducati's Multistrada 1200S motorcycle.
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The road curved endlessly along the coast where waves would sporadically crash against the exposed cliffs.
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The S model we piloted offered electronic suspension adjustment. By the push of a button on the handlebars you could tune its characteristics to suit your preference.
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The ABS system aboard the Ducati povided a good safety net if you became to greedy with the throttle.
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Our trip featured spectacular views which we won't soon forget.
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During lunch my favorite dish was this ceviche-style seafood mixture with squid and some other sort of mystery fish – delicious!
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With Sport mode selected on the Ducati even the slightest tug of the throttle results in a sturdy blast of acceleration.

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The scenery offered was incredible and it was pure motorcyling bliss!
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Multistrada 1200S
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Multistrada 1200S
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Local workers demonstrated how these 'dormant' volcanoes are capable of igniting small brush and releasing large amounts of steam.
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This collapsed volcanic crater-turned-lagoon featured a brilliant emerald-colored water.
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The Gran Meliá Volcán Lanzarote Resort featured swimming pools, a full-service spa and a gym.
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The Multistrada provided good traction control over the slick roads along the coast.
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The Multistrada's engine features a wide torque curve that helped make quick work of the occasional car we came upon.
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Playa de Farma beach is located on the northwest side of the island and stretches alomost four mile from north to south.